The simulator that keeps on giving

The BBC reports:

“‘Vomiting Larry’ is busy being sick over and over again in an experiment to test just how far the winter vomiting bug can travel when it makes you ill. Lucky for Larry, he is not a constantly retching human – but a simulated vomiting system that shows the virus can travel an impressive 3m (9.8ft) in a projectile episode, according to his creators at the Health and Safety Laboratory.”

vomiting-larry

(Thanks to investigator Tony Tweedale for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: A bit more detail about Larry and the lab.

BONUS: Kate Kelland of Reuters carefully takes her own look at Larry.